making a roof top camper - any advice?

Submitted: Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 13:19
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Hi All, wondering if anyone has had any experience in making their own roof top camper? I’m looking to build one along the lines of the Autohome / Magnolia style – ie approx 2.1m x 1.4m with an aluminum roof and pops up to about 950mm. Wondering what the best / easiest materials to work with for framework , cladding. Also any advice re using gas struts vs. scissor action lift mechanisms etc (not sure what’s available out there).
A supplier to the caravan industry recommended .5mm cladding on a maranti timber frame & a plywood base. Any help would be appreciated

I’m on the south side of Melbourne.

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Alex
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Reply By: Member - John - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 14:32

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 14:32
Alex, pretty sure C&A Canvas in Morwell made the canvas sides for a unit as you describe, think the bloke who had is made was from Warragul. Give them a ring, they may be able to help you out.
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Follow Up By: Member - Alex B - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 14:45

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 14:45
Thanks John. Just gave them a call and Allan said he knew what I was talking about and could give me a quote.
Thanks for the tip.
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Alex
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Reply By: Steve - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:24

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:24
Best of luck !!
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Reply By: Rock Hound - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:36

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 20:36
Hi, We have a Autohome Columbus we would like to sell. We have used it once, but unfortunatley my bad back makes it difficult to get in & out of. It would be very reasonably priced & would even concider some sort of trade. I'm not sure how to post a picture on here, but it can be viewed on the Autohome site http://www.autohome.it/

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Follow Up By: Member - Alex B - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 23:40

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 23:40
Hi Rock Hound, I'm interested in talking to you about it. Email me you number and I'll give you a call. alex@resultsnow.com.au

Talk to you soon
Alex
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